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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type



West Yorkshire




Posted Date

28 July 2023

Leeds Hospital

Closing Date

13 August 2023

This role is a temporary post for 12 months, working with Teens and Young Adults, providing an efficient and effective service to children, young people and families diagnosed with cancer. This will include delivering services in line with the organisation’s service specifications and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team across health and social care.

Key duties include:

- To complete individual needs-based assessments, identifying levels of need and risks
- To identify a support plan and review at regular intervals consistent with service standards and outcome measurements
- To work in partnership with young people and their families, and the MDT to meet their support needs

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you. This role is a hybrid role, working both from home and in Leeds hospital.

This role is subject to a Criminal Record Check. In the event of a successful application a Disclosure report will be sought.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

- A recognised social work qualification and completed ASYE award
- Experience of working supporting children, teens or young adults in a social care environment
- Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team
- High ability to reflect within your day to day practice
- Experience of case triage, assessing risk, and managing high caseloads with changeable priorities.

Diversity declaration

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.

We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritised communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking actions and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support. Click here to find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging strategy.


We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible.  Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.

What we offer

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual and family/ caring leave entitlements, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme. To find out more about our benefits package, have a look on our website:

If you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer. Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

To arrange an informal chat, please contact Karoline Silcock on 07747006955 or

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